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Review ~ Roxanne Desired by Gena D. Lutz

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Title: Roxanne Desired

Author: Gena D. Lutz

Series: Prime Wolf #2

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Waking up fur covered and fanged isn’t the easiest thing for a girl to deal with. Unfortunately, for Roxanne Delaney, that is her new reality. The only upside is finding herself the bondmate to one hot and sexy werewolf, Nathan Hayes. The downside; learning to adapt to a primal element that craves the rending of flesh and the oh-so-sweet taste of blood. Will this shy waitress-turned-wolf rise to the challenges of this new life—one that is now littered with otherworldly creatures hell-bent on destroying her and the people she cares for? Or will the pressures of a new-found love and difficult battles prove too much for Roxanne to handle?

Review

I was looking forward to getting more of the prime wolves.

It was fun getting to watch the relationship grow between Roxanne and Nathan. Then when we are learning about her trying to understand and take in everything that is going on. We get to meet a few new people and ‘things’. I can honestly say that I never really thought I would enjoy a book series that has so many different mythical creatures.

I know that there are not a lot of authors that can pull it off and she does it well.

I am looking forward to getting to the next book. I can’t wait to find out what is going to happen next. I love a good paranormal read.

The only thing that I did miss was Harper. I know this wasn’t her book and she wasn’t close to Roxanne but I did miss her smart mouth! I can’t wait to get more that is for sure. I want to know more about a few things, there is Harek and then I want to know more about Declan! I really like him even though we don’t get a lot of him in either book but that little bit we get leaves me wanting to know more about him.

If you are looking for a read that has a good mix of paranormal and leaves you wanting more. This is a good read. There is hotness mixed in with some good paranormal.

When reading I always look for something that pulls me into the book, when I read I don’t feel as though I am reading, it’s like I am there watching it all happen in front of me. This is one of those books. I do enjoy the action.
I think that is what I love most about paranormal reads. The mythical creatures along with some hot scenes as well as action and suspense!

Brandy


Review ~ Slow Surrender by Cecilia Tan

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Title: Slow Surrender

Author: Cecilia Tan

Series: Struck by Lightning #1

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He pushes her sexual boundaries . . .

From the moment waitress Karina meets him in a New York bar, she knows James is different. Daring. Dominating. Though he hides his true identity from her, the mysterious, wealthy businessman anticipates her every desire and fulfills her secret fantasies. Awakened by his touch, Karina discovers a wild side she hadn’t known existed and nothing is off limits.

She aches for more . . .

What begins as an erotic game soon escalates to a power play that blurs the line between pleasure and pain. Even as she capitulates to James’s sensual demands, Karina craves more. She wants his heart, his soul. She wants his love . . . and she’ll break all the rules to get it.

 

Review

I enjoyed it from the get go! I think in reality it would be awesome to have some rich guy come and invite me to play this little game with them haha.

Okay let me start off by saying I am getting really tired of EVERY  BDSM book being compared to fifty shades! Fifty shades is NOT BDSM, yes there is kink but a Dom he was not! SO please can everyone STOP holding fifty shades up to this high standard that it really shouldn’t be held to. This book was good on its own merit! I did not once think of fifty when reading it, it wasn’t until I was getting ready to mark it down as read on goodreads did I see the fifty references. There really isn’t any ‘Master’ or ‘Sir’ stuff going on. He just likes to be in control. The only way one can make comparisons would be the millionaire man with a naive girl. So if that is what you are looking for this has that!

There is so much to this story.

He is very secretive about who he is. There is a dark edginess to him that drew me in immediately but at the same time he is very confident in who he is as a man. That in itself is attractive.  I have to say that some of the things he had her do were beyond hot! I couldn’t put this one down I wanted to know what was next. I wanted to know what he was going to have her do next. She is new to all this and has come to realize that she has been missing out on and wants more.

You get to go on this fun little journey where she gets a taste of domination, and finds out that she enjoys it more than she probably should.

“Every girl dreams she’ll be the one who catches his eye, who catches his heart.

Do any of them dream of being the one who’s caught?”

I have always been a huge fan of BDSM books because of the power exchange the dominant having it, the submissive giving up control. It always has been my favorite genre of books.  For the most part it probably is because of moments like this…

“…when I’m with him, all the attention is on me. It’s all about my needs, my desires. I’m the one who gets off. He said I’m going to have to earn the privilege of his cock.”

Who wouldn’t want to read this??

I am looking forward to the next one! And the ending…yeah there were a few twists that were thrown in there for good measure and well had me completely at a loss. I wasn’t sure exactly what happened or why, but will find out hopefully in the next book.

The title of the book holds true. If you are expecting this to go fast and get right to the sex between the two of them then you will not enjoy this one. It takes time for him to get her where he wants her oh the build up and anticipation!

To end it all…This is a girl who does things with a stranger, a man she doesn’t even know his name. So if something like that would drive you nuts than this might not be for you. That and there IS a cliffhanger at the end of this one. I know some do not enjoy them but I do from time to time.

Brandy


Reveiw ~ Captive in the Dark by C.J. Roberts

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Title: Captive in the Dark

Author: CJ Roberts

Series: Dark Duet #1

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Caleb is a man with a singular interest in revenge. Kidnapped as a young boy and sold into slavery by a power-hungry mobster, he has thought of nothing but vengeance. For twelve years he has immersed himself in the world of pleasure slaves searching for the one man he holds ultimately responsible. Finally, the architect of his suffering has emerged with a new identity, but not a new nature. If Caleb is to get close enough to strike, he must become the very thing he abhors and kidnap a beautiful girl to train her to be all that he once was.

Eighteen-year-old Olivia Ruiz has just woken up in a strange place. Blindfolded and bound, there is only a calm male voice to welcome her. His name is Caleb, though he demands to be called Master. Olivia is young, beautiful, naïve and willful to a fault. She has a dark sensuality that cannot be hidden or denied, though she tries to accomplish both. Although she is frightened by the strong, sadistic, and arrogant man who holds her prisoner, what keeps Olivia awake in the dark is her unwelcome attraction to him.

WARNING: This book contains very disturbing situations, dubious consent, strong language, and graphic violence.

Review

Okay if you are looking for a good dark read this is deffinantely up that alley.

It took me a little time to actually like Caleb but it isn’t hard to actually like the guy even though he did kidnap Olivia with the intention of training her (well break her down) to be a pleasure slave. There is SOOO much more to the story than that.

A lot of people either love or hate this book and I have to say I really enjoyed it. I was so drawn into it.

There is a brokenness in her that you just hope he will help her fix and same in him, there is something that just needs to be addressed and to some point you get an idea what kind of man he is as you go. You find out quite a bit about him when we get to hear his thoughts. I mean what girl would grow up to be whole, happy and loved when your father tells you:

“Women are dirty whores and full of dirty blood, so every month they have to get rid of it.”

If you have an issue with forced submission this is NOT for you!

I on the otherhand couldn’t put it down I wanted to know what came next.

You can feel the connection that he has with her instantly. He doesn’t know how to deal with that. Before I read this story I saw people saying that they loved him so it was a bit hard to see it at first I really didn’t want to like him but towards the middle and end I can see it.

“Tears had always been mystifying to him. He liked looking at them, tasting them. Truth be told, they made him hard.”

Stockholms syndrome definitely takes a part in this book, but I can understand how that comes to play in the situations and things that happen.

There is quite a bit that happens and MAN; as I was reading it, all I could think was “what the hell goes on in C.J. Roberts mind? I would love to just see in there..” But then as I kept going there were a few times that I had that “yeah no, nevermind!” thought. haha

This isn’t for the weak of heart!

There is a lot that happens and goes on that is NOT okay, but it happens in fiction as well as in reality. I have read another series that has this aspect to it but it was never written from the girls POV who is the captive. We just get to get glimpses of what is going on. This was different, scary, sad, horrible all mixed into one. Yet there was something more to it. You could feel the emotion that lay beneath the surface for both of them.

This is absolutely not for everyone…

But I have to say I look forward to finish up this series I mean if it just gets better… I am on board!

This may not be for everyone but if you want something that leaves you saying WTF did I just read and why did I love it?! This is it!

 

Brandy

 

 

 


Review – Dangerous Lover by Lisa Marie Rice

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“I don’t want to be alone tonight.”

Caroline Lake can hardly believe she would ever say these words to someone she’d never met before. When a tall, dark stranger arrives wanting to rent a room in her beautiful empty shell of a mansion, she hesitates. Though she is in dire financial straits, the man looks dangerous–dangerously sexy. She’s overwhelmed by the desire he sparks in her–hotter than anything she’s ever felt before, making her ache to experience his sensuous touch. But who is this armed and mysterious man with danger following in his wake? He’s not who she thinks he is . . .

Jack Prescott has wanted Caroline forever. He has spent the past twelve years dreaming of her, desiring her, while fighting in some of the worst hellholes on earth. Now he’s back, with twenty million dollars in blood diamonds and a relentless enemy stalking him. But this time Jack’s determined that nothing will stop him from finally making Caroline his.

MY THOUGHTS:

Although the story is a good one and i did enjoy it for the most part I believe that because I was in the mood for some BDSM and thought this one had some in it I was dissapointed for that reason alone. I think if I would have been more in the mood for a good suspensful romance this would have been right up my alley. I am going to go back and read the rest of the series later. I did enjoy the military aspect of the story. I am a sucker for a miltiary man. I dont know what more to say about this one other then it should have been a pretty quick read but took me longer then it should have. But like I said I was in a funk and this didn’t bring me out because it was more romance then erotic and well me being the perve that I am wanted some good ol’ erotica! but like I had said I will not just dismiss the series I will go back and read them all just at a later time.

 


Review – The Dom who Loved Me & The Men with the Golden Cuffs by Lexi Blake

I just finished reading the two books in the series so far and will be waiting for the next one to come out this fall.

The Dom Who Loved Me (1)

A routine mission … turns into a dangerous seduction. Sean Taggart is hunting a deadly terrorist, and his only lead is the lovely Grace Hawthorne. She’s the executive assistant for an employment agency Sean suspects is a front for illegal activities. To get the truth, he is going to have to get very close to Grace, a task he is all too eager to undertake when he discovers her deliciously submissive nature. Soon, Grace Hawthorne is living a double life. By day, she is the widowed mother of two college-aged sons. By night, she submits to Sean’s every dark desire. She’s living out her wildest fantasies of pleasure—intimate acts of trust she’s only read about. As passion engulfs her, a murderer strikes, and Grace learns that Sean has a deeply hidden agenda. Will Sean choose his mission and break her heart or be the Master of her dreams?

 

My Thoughts:

It took me a while to get into this one I understand that sometimes the first books in series are just not as captivating as the others because it kind of has to set up the whole series for everyone. But there were parts that I did enjoy! I love that age was never an issue in the whole thing and that he could look at her and never did he make her feel not enough. I caught myself wishing that I could have a Sean of my own. Especially when he is in the kitchen! nothing better than a man who loves to cook! I was upset with him just a little at the ending of the book. I wanted to just tell him that things NEVER work out how you plan in life EVER! but then I had to remind myself that it is a book haha.

 

 

The Men With The Golden Cuffs (2)

A woman in danger… Serena Brooks is a bestselling author of erotic fiction. She knows how to write a happy ending but hasn’t managed to find one of her own. Divorced and alone, she has no one to turn to when a stalker begins to threaten her life. The cops don’t believe her. Her ex-husband thinks she’s making the whole story up. She has no one left to turn to except a pair of hired bodyguards. They promise to guard her body, but no one can protect her heart. Two men in search of love… Adam Miles and Jacob Dean are halves of a whole. They’ve spent their entire adult lives searching for the one woman who can handle them both. Adam is the playful, indulgent lover, while Jacob is the possessive, loving Dom. When Serena comes into their lives, Adam is certain that she’s the one. But Jacob’s past comes back to haunt them all. He is suspicious of Serena’s story, and his concerns are driving a wedge between him and Adam. But when the stalker strikes, they will have to come together or lose each other forever…

My Thoughts:

I liked this one better than the first one personally. I loved the boys and they were just so different I mean I got that they were each others opposites in the first book but I didn’t realise how different they were until I got into this book. I loved everything about them together. I was at some points of the book laughing because they did crack me up when all the guys got together. I get that men are just so different them women and when they had them close down (well Jake) I could relate because well I know many guys who just close themselves off emotionally. I enjoyed the story as whole and can’t wait till Liam’s story comes out next.. I am excited for Ian’s story but I have a feeling he will be last since he is the best damn Dom! 😉

 

A Dom Is Forever (3) coming out fall 2012

Liam O’Donnell fled his native Ireland years ago after one of his missions ended in tragedy and he is accused of killing several of his fellow agents. Shrouded in mystery, Liam can’t remember that fateful night. He came to the United States in disgrace, seeking redemption for crimes he may or may not have committed. But the hunt for an international terrorist leads him to London and right back into the world he left behind.